Rushali Gupta , asked a question
Subject: English , asked on 26/8/12

points on disadvantages of internet


Amrita Hazra , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 27/8/12
  • The word 'Internet' comes from two words 'Interconnection' and 'Network'. Thus, it may be defined as network or more precisely internetwork of a number of connecting networks consisting of different types of computers spread all over the world which can share messages and information with each other .

  • It has opened new sources of communication. E-mails have become an inevitable in today's world. Interactive talk is also possible. Conferencing software enable audio and video conferencing.

  • Internet is used for digging up information. For instance, cooking tips, wise quotes, word meanings, games, videos, etc.

  • Internet has also promoted e-learning. Attaining information and knowledge through the digital media has fastened the process of gaining education.

  • Internet has made life very convenient. With numerous online services you can now perform all your transactions online. You can book tickets for a movie, transfer funds, pay utility bills, taxes etc., right from your home. Some travel websites even plan an Itinerary as per your preferences and take care of airline tickets, hotel reservations etc.

  • Disadvantages of internet can be cited when we talk about production and promotion of vulgar porn videos. It disturbs an ethical environment and spoils children.

  • Flipping through pages of a book has become a thing of the past. You search for anything on and its there in front of you.

  • Internet users are often affected by virus attacks. Even if one clicks a very harmful site, it is exposed to danger of virus which might corrupt the entire system.

  • Thanks to Internet, socialising is the only place where people meet. Rest, playing among kids or sitting over a cup of coffee with your friends have become a thing of the past. The virtual world has made our shoulders stoop. This may hamper a healthy social development in children.

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Anouska Patnaik , added an answer, on 27/8/12
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1) There is a lot of wrong information on the internet. Anyone can post anything, and much of it is garbage.
2) There are predators that hang out on the internet waiting to get unsuspecting people in dangerous situations.
3) Some people are getting addicted to the internet and thus causing problems with their interactions of friends and loved ones.
4) Pornography that can get in the hands of young children too easily.
5) Easy to waste a lot of time on the internet. You can start surfing, and then realize far more time has passed than you realized. Internet and television together of added to the more sedentary lifestyles of people which further exacerbates the obesity problem.
6) Internet has a lot of "cheater" sites. People can buy essays and pass them off as their own far more easily than they used to be able to do.
7) There are a lot of unscrupulous businesses that have sprung up on the internet to take advantage of people.
8) Hackers can create viruses that can get into your personal computer and ruin valuable data.
9) Hackers can use the internet for identity theft.
10) It can be quite depressing to be on the internet and realize just how uneducated so many people have become in today's society.

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